No. 1-ranked Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Recruiting Qualified Franchisee Candidates across the U.S. through Co-brand and Conversion Franchise Offerings
Carrollton, Tex. – FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it will be attending and sponsoring the National Business Media Show in Indianapolis Sept. 13-15, 2018, at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium, to recruit existing sign and print shop owners to help the brand grow throughout the U.S. Local entrepreneurs are invited to meet with the brand’s franchise development team at booth #921 to learn more about co-brand and conversion franchise offerings with FASTSIGNS.
“FASTSIGNS has brought incredible value to independent shop owners for decades. We stay on the cutting edge of technology and trends, so our franchisees don’t have to. We’re constantly looking toward the future and how we can help franchisees offer more services to their customers and drive sales,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “The NBM Show series has connected us with strong franchisee candidates nationwide and we are looking forward to meeting interested business owners at the upcoming event in Indianapolis.”
For any existing business looking to expand into this fast-paced market, FASTSIGNS gives the added support and training needed to make the process smooth. Whether an existing print-based business or a photography studio, FASTSIGNS’ co-brand centers receive the same assistance as any new franchisee, with the added bonus of being able to exclude established revenue streams, outside of the FASTSIGNS core business offering, from future royalty payments. Both the co-brand franchise opportunity and conversion can be started with only $15,000 down on the initial franchise fee.
Franchisee Karrie Brock opened her own sign business 21 years ago, which she converted to FASTSIGNS in 2011. She now owns two FASTSIGNS locations in Toledo and Maumee, Ohio.
“FASTSIGNS really showed us where we could take our business to the next level,” Brock said. “Learning about the industry before everyone knows what’s coming is a huge advantage. And having that bigger vision from CEO Catherine Monson has been excellent for our team because it has driven us to do more and be more.”
As part of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran program, FASTSIGNS offers veterans a 50-percent reduction on the franchise fee — a savings of $23,750. FASTSIGNS is thrilled to be the only franchisor in its segment to offer a development incentive specifically to veterans and first responders.
In 2018, FASTSIGNS plans to open an additional 45 centers across the U.S. Throughout North America, FASTSIGNS has over 400 markets ready for development. Internationally, FASTSIGNS is continuing to seek qualified candidates to grow its international footprint in target markets throughout the world, including New Zealand, Brazil, Quebec, North Africa, Southeast Asia, India, Europe, and Latin America.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. was ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category and 70 overall on Entrepreneur magazine's 2018 Franchise 500®, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Acknowledged by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® recognizes FASTSIGNS, the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100, for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power. FASTSIGNS also has been recognized for its franchisee satisfaction by being named a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute for five consecutive years and has been ranked by Franchise Business Review as one of the “Best of the Best” for franchisee satisfaction for the last 10 years. Additionally, FASTSIGNS also was named to Franchise Business Review’s “Innovative Franchises” list in 2017 and a “Best-in-Category” franchise by Franchise Business Review in 2018. The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) recently recognized FASTSIGNS International, Inc. with a special six-year Franchisees’ Choice designation for its strong relationship with Canadian franchisees, as well as extensive franchisee training and support.
For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson ([email protected] or 214-346-5679).